Bicycle Touring Åland Islands Day 4 – The Finnish Archipelago Trail
Morning! We’re off to a really great start. The weather is superb this day. It’s much warmer than yesterday The plan today is to cycle toward the town of Åbo or Turku in English We have about 70 kilometers left until we reach Turku Now we’re just gonna pack up the tent and eat some seaside breakfast by our tent Leaving the campground now Fantastically nice campground. Although it costs almost twice as much as the campground over on Åland We had to fork out 20 euros for this night here Now we have to pedal around three kilometers back up to the main road. And then we’re off towards Turku Unfortunately the Archipelago Trail follows the main road the first 30 kilometers The good thing about that is that we’re really making up some distance And the bad thing is that the shoulder is almost non-existent But the cars keep a pretty ok distance Time for the ice cream stop of the day Sometimes gravel roads can be wonderful. This one not so much! I thought they said Finland was flat. Ugh! We’re approaching a tunnel here in Nådelnal, but unfortunately a cyclists have to go around So we’re in for quite a climb here We’ve reached the town of Nådendal (Naantali) Trying to find a supermarket first here and then go and look out the campground So Supermarket, I think I found it over here More bike tourists making their supermarket stop While we were hoping to make it to Turku today, we had to cut the a bit short We’re staying in this town called Nådendal instead Malin’s back is really killing her She said she couldn’t go on for another kilometer even They have a campground over here. So we’re gonna go and look that out I guess we have around 15 kilometers or so left until we reach Turku So that will happen in the morning And we have some other change of plans as well Earlier today we looked at the weather forecast for tomorrow, and we’ve kind of been seeing this coming on It says it’s gonna rain about 25 to 30 millimeters tomorrow, the whole day We were planning on cycling the small islands just south of Turku But we are going to take the ferry from Turku back to Åland instead Tomorrow is a bit shorter We’re gonna cycle for I think 16 kilometers in the pouring rain and then take the ferry Then we see if we cycle some more when we hit Åland The nice weather we had this morning Got changed into this instead We just barely made it here to the campground before the skies opened If you like this type of content, please subscribe to the channel and until next time have a good one!